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Throwback Theatre: Election Tribute

So the popular vote was cast, electoral college decided, Obama’s term is extended, and pot is legal in two states.. Did I miss anything? To stay in the spirit of the week, Throwback-Theatre-Thursday jumps in on the madness of political frenzy.

This week we’re offering up three clips that all fall on election years: 2000, 2004, 2008. While there are many candidates in the sea of YouTube footy, these three steal the vote.

2000: Legendary players from Avalanche and Aftershock take to the trenches in this clip from NPPL Pittsburgh. Old school footage is like politics, finding stuff worth paying attention to requires sifting through a mess of unwatchable (or unlistenable) tripe. This clip is no “talking point”; its got substance. High quality video, names on jerseys that should be in a hall-of-fame, and a hell of a bunkering at the 2:06 mark.

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2004: Traumahead Sportz was more of a Czar than a President in the paintball media world. They ruled with an uncontested iron fist for many a year. If this clip from PSP Chicago 2004 doesn’t get you stoked on paintball, put down yer gun and play laser-tag. Appearances from Lasoya, Dynasty’d Lang, an OG HK squad and pro teams shooting Karnivores. This is the kind of video that unifies a [Pb]nation.

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2008: NPPL Jacksonville live-and-direct from the crumbling pavement of the Jag’s stadium. Taking less than desirable things, wrapping them up in something pretty, and selling them to the people. Some beautiful footage and great editing paint an elegant picture of J-Ville. Clip includes match footy from the likes of M.O.D. and THE “Dream Team”, one-on-one battles from Dynasty and Infamous heads, and a cameo from none other than Marcus “The Carcass” Nielson aka “Dank the Tank.” Enjoy.

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Many minutes of good paintball worthy of discussion. So stop the political bickering, and sound off!

Throwback Theatre: Don’t Call It a Comeback

Call it a Cupback: What force in our industry is powerful enough to drag ProPaintball out of the muck of obscurity..? PSP World Cup 2012. It really is that great of an event, and we’d be damned to let all of the epic matches, fresh equipment, and lowbrow shenanigans pass by without having a hand in them.  So this particular post is our “first act” of the comeback tour, with much more coverage to come over the duration of World Cup week.

To truly appreciate the greatness of this colossal event (over 350 teams this year), one must look to the past. I’ve chosen two heavy hitting clips from Cup’s of yesteryear. Both are vintage-reserve, with extra grain(y).

Everybody who’s anybody remembers the greatness of Cup a-la Disney’s Wide World of Sports, and those who don’t remember probably spent too much time taking test-tube shots in Old Town. 720 Video (R.I.P.) put out a full length DVD covering World Cup ’04 that captures the on-field magic of paintball’s golden years (NXL) and the off-field anarchic fraternal-bonding that seems to have toned down over the years (Tweet us a pic of something from this Cup that can compete with the running suds fountain gag, and ya might win a prize). So get down with 2-and-a-half-minutes of ballsout bunkering, grab-your-Impulse-and-Classic-Timmy, flipped-ProFlex, neckerchief-good steez done only the way 720 could do it..

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This second clip brings the hot and heavy heat; full-point match footy featuring the likes of San Diego Aftermath, Gridlock (GET IT UP!), and Diesel (pre-curser to Vicious) from World Cup ‘05. Break out your textbooks and take notes kids—this is PigTV Classics. WARPIG used to do event webcasts in low-res starting in 1997 (eat your heart out Paintball Access). Coincidentally, this event occurred on the heels of Hurricane Wilma, while this year we’re at the head of Hurricane Sandy. Questionable weather at a PSP Event, who’da thunk it? Take 10 minutes of your hotel time and treat yourself with this one..

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ProPaintball will be in the thick of Cup mania all weekend offering up an all-you-can-eat buffet of content. Keep a look out for new product spotlighting, match commentary (including real-time score updates via Twitter), and day-of photo galleries from our suave photographer. Sound-off, kid!.. And give us a story or two from Cups gone’ by.

For the record, I got a Jefferson on Damage winning it all.

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NPPL HB 2012 Paintball Video

Cassidy Sanders of HK Army has done it again. Check out this paintball video masterpiece and get amped up for the next time you play paintball.

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Filmed & Edited by Cassidy Sanders
Music by SLDGHMR – Catch Fire (Drivepilot Remix)

Arial Footage thanks to Gary Baum of www.paintballphotography.com

National Professional Paintball League had its world famous Surf City USA Open event in Huntington Beach, CA on the sand next to the pier! Southern California is HK Army ‘s home town so we try always try to take things to the next level! Enjoy some high speed slow motion paintball action, much more footage from the event that will be released later in the year in a 2012 events mix!

“In the Middle” Paintball Magazine

Our friend Roel has dropped a new issue of In the Middle Paintball Magazine: Issue 1. This magazine features some of the best photography of the recent Millennium event in St.Tropez. Hit “Expand” to enter full screen view mode, and escape to exit when your done.

Enjoy!